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Shopping in Tokyo: Free sembei rice crackers at Mitsugien in spring & summer 2015 ☺

Show our Get Japan map of Tokyo including Iidabashi station when you purchase Japanese tea or boxes at Mitsugien tea store in Chiyoda ward to get a free bag of sembei rice crackers! This healthy and delicious offer is valid all spring and summer 2015 🙂

Find Coto Language Academy in Tokyo’s Chiyoda ward

Use our map, directions and photo below to easily find Coto Language Academy (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo city) and study the Japanese language and culture with a smile! Coto Language Academy is the language school “2” (section B1) on our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

From Iidabashi station: Walk south-west for 1 minute from the subway exit “A4” or 1 minute from the train exit “East”.

From APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita: Exit the lobby, turn left, walk 6 minutes along the main street then go on the opposite side of the block just before the train lines. Spending a night at APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita? Ask its staff for our free paper map in English language; we delivered it in early April 2015.

From Tokyo Grand Shrine: Exit the Shinto shrine using the main gate, turn left, walk 1 minute, then follow instructions “From Petit Bonheur” (see the next paragraph).

From Petit Bonheur: Exit the sweets shop/restaurant, turn right, walk 2 minutes down the slope, turn left just before reaching the main street, and walk a few seconds. Coto Language Academy is in the next block on your right side.

The entrance of Coto Language Academy is not flashy but the logo is visible on the door when you get close:
Entrance of Coto Language Academy (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Find Yamashita-shikki-ten lacquerware shop in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward

Use our map, directions and photo below to easily find Yamashita-shikki-ten lacquerware shop (Shinjuku ward, Tokyo city) and admire/buy its beautiful Japanese lacquerware! Yamashita-shikki-ten is the lacquerware shop “1” (section B1) on our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

From Iidabashi station: Walk north-west for 5 minutes from the subway exit “B3” or 7 minutes from the train exit “West”.

From Zenkoku-ji: Exit the Buddhist temple using the main gate, cross the street, turn left then walk 2 minutes.

From Sapana Kagurazaka-ten: Exit the restaurant, cross the street, turn left then walk 4 minutes.

The entrance of Yamashita-shikki-ten is easy to recognize:
Entrance of Yamashita-shikki-ten lacquerware shop (Shinjuku ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Scared of getting lost in spite of all this information? Ask the Yes in Japan team to organize a personalized private tour including a visit at Yamashita-shikki-ten 🙂

Note: You can cycle to Yamashita-shikki-ten if you rent a bicycle at UDX building

Lesson in Tokyo: Learn Japanese language and culture at Coto Language Academy!

Coto Language Academy proposes small classes with fun conversation-based learning and flexible course schedules to learn the Japanese language and culture. Join today!
Learn Japanese language and culture at Coto Language Academy (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for lessons:

  • Private lesson “Survival Japanese”: 4200 yens
  • 8 lessons in group: 18400 yens
  • 8 private lessons: 31600 yens

Open: Variable time (09:50-21:30)

Phone: (+81) 03-6261-4515
Credit cards: Accepted.
Documents written in: English, Japanese.
Staff speaking: English, Japanese.

Coto Language Academy is the language school 2 in the section B1 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food & drinks in Tokyo: Savour sushi or tempura with tea at Jidai-sushi!

On tatami mats or at a counter, savour assorted sushi raw fish or tempura fried vegetables/seafood with tea or saké…
Savour sushi or tempura with tea at Jidai-sushi (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food and drinks:

  • Simple sushi set: 1000 yens
  • Special sushi set: 5000 yens
  • Tempura set: 1700 yens
  • Local saké: 1000 yens

Open: 11:00-14:00, 17:00-23:00 (Sunday and public holidays: closed)

Phone: (+81) 03-3261-6550
Credit cards: Accepted.
Menu: English, Japanese.

Jidai-sushi is the Japanese restaurant 7 in the section B2 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Food & drinks in Tokyo: Taste Japan’s vegetables and wine at Petit Bonheur!

Taste fresh vegetables and fruits from Japan at lunch and add meat, fish and shells at dinner if you wish! Plus tarts, fruit juice…
Taste Japan's vegetables and wine at Petit Bonheur (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan)!

Typical prices for the food and drinks:

  • All-you-can-eat lunches: 680 yens
  • Gourmet dinner (vegetarian or not): 2000 yens
  • Wine: 500 yens

Open: 11:00-23:00 (Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-19:00)

Phone: (+81) 03-3263-3343
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Labels: Japanese.

Petit Bonheur is the restaurant 4 in the section B1 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Free map: North of the Imperial Palace (Tokyo, Japan).

Japanese culture in Japan at Tokyo Grand Shrine

At Tokyo Grand Shrine, you can discover the Shinto religion (important part of the Japanese culture), see traditional Japanese architecture, and meet many Japanese girls praying to find (or be happy with) their soulmate. Branch of Ise Grand Shrine in Tokyo Chiyoda ward, Tokyo Grand Shrine reputedly held the first Shinto wedding ceremony of Japan! It also sells diverse lucky charms with interesting designs 🙂 Do not miss this shrine if you go on a spiritual tour of Tokyo!
Tokyo Grand Shrine (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

The entrance to the sacred grounds of Tokyo Grand Shrine is free on weekdays and weekends (public holidays too). Near Iidabashi subway/train station, it is the Shinto shrine marked “16” on the Yes in Japan map of Tokyo Chiyoda (version autumn/winter 2014).

International food/drinks in Japan at Tokyo’s Petit Bonheur

At Petit Bonheur, you can savour Japanese vegetables and fruits received directly from producers, sweets, tarts… and drink fruit juice, wine, tea, and coffee. The food is excellent and very cheap: 680 yens suffice for the vegetarian lunch buffet and 2.000 yens for a nice healthy dinner (with fish or meat if you wish). Consider going there during your tour of Tokyo!
International dinner at Petit Bonheur (Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan).

Petit Bonheur is open from 11:00 to 23:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends. Some staff speaks English; call 03-3263-3343 to make a reservation at this international restaurant or ask the Japanese staff of your hotel to do it for you. Between Iidabashi train station and Kudanshita subway station, Petit Bonheur is marked “14” on the Yes in Japan free map of Tokyo Chiyoda North of autumn/winter 2014.

Best travel tip? Petit Bonheur provides free Wifi!

How to go to Petit Bonheur in Tokyo? From Iidabashi station…

Petit Bonheur is near Tokyo’s Iidabashi station: 3 minutes from exit West if you arrive by JR train or 4 minutes from exit B2a if you arrive by subway. Petit Bonheur is also near APA Hotel Tokyo-kudanshita (5 minutes), Hotel Grand Palace (6 minutes) and Hotel Metropolitan Edmont (6 minutes).

This international restaurant allowing healthy vegetarian meals is the spot 14 on the Yes in Japan free map of Tokyo Chiyoda of autumn/winter 2014:
Map of Chiyoda ward North (Tokyo, Japan).

Go to Petit Bonheur when you visit the nearby Tokyo Grand Shrine, Yasukuni Shinto Shrine or Kagurazaka district! This restaurant is a great option if you study Japanese at a language school in Iidabashi area: it has a cheap lunch buffet with delicious food 🙂

Iidabashi/Kudanshita area in Tokyo: Martial arts, park, restaurant, shrines

Walk in Chiyoda ward near Iidabashi and Kudanshita stations to discover the Japanese culture, see many facets of the Shinto religion, and eat vegetarian food if you stay at a local hotel, study at a language school in Iidabashi, or wonder what to do after your visit of Kagurazaka area, Tokyo Dome City or Jimbocho Book Town! For your autumn and winter in Tokyo, the Yes in Japan team particularly recommends:

Cherry blossoms at Tokyo Grand Shrine in April 2014.

Before leaving, admire the decorations inside Iidabashi station and Kudanshita station as part of your tour of Tokyo 🙂